About Us


The Athens-Clarke County Recovered Materials Processing Facility (RMPF) opened August 31, 1995. The RMPF is a one-of-a-kind recycling facility in Georgia, as recycling at the RMPF is the effort of a public-private partnership between ReCommunity Recycling (formerly FCR of Charlotte, North Carolina), and the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County. The $2.5 million facility was built with private funds. Athens-Clarke County owns the property and oversees the contract with ReCommunity. The facility is 22,000 square feet with 2,000 square feet used for office and educational space. 

Recyclables are accepted at the RMPF in one clean commingled (mixed) stream (termed:  single stream): paper and bottles/cans mixed together. Over 30 different types of materials are accepted for recycling. View a list of items that can be recycled in Athens-Clarke County. No garbage is accepted at this facility.

The RMPF has the capacity to process up to 120 tons of recyclables per day per eight-hour shift. Currently, the recycling facility processes about 75 tons per day or 1,500 tons per month. View map to see where our recyclables travel once they leave Athens-Clarke County.